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Oneonta’s Keenan Warren (4) and Cory Glasscock (5) and Cullman’s Connor Adams (1) and Graysen Smith (21) eye a rebound.

Oneonta’s Keenan Warren (4) and Cory Glasscock (5) and Cullman’s Connor Adams (1) and Graysen Smith (21) eye a rebound.

Monday, Dec. 14 at Susan Moore
Girls

Hayden 58, Susan Moore 42

 

The game was close for a half – Hayden led just 13-12 and 25-19 at the first two breaks – before the Lady Wildcats (ranked No. 7 in 5A) wore down the Lady Bulldogs in the second half.

Susan Moore (10-5) got 18 points and six rebounds from Hannah Holmes and nine points and five rebounds from Kaylie Bullard.

Hayden (13-1) got a big game from Krista Stricklin, who finished with 26 points and four steals. Mallory Ray added 11 points while Sam Niblett had eight points and 10 rebounds. Tiffany Myrick scored just five points but controlled the paint with 10 rebounds and nine blocked shots.

Susan Moore’s Kaylie Bullard puts up a shot over Locust Fork’s Emily Minck (4).

Susan Moore’s Kaylie Bullard puts up a shot over Locust Fork’s Emily Minck (4).

Boys
Susan Moore 57, Hayden 41

Neither team shot the ball particularly well but Susan Moore was a bit more consistent on the offensive end to get the win.

Hayden got 10 points and six rebounds from Cory Bartlett and five points each from Skylar Powell and Taylor Scott.

Susan Moore (6-6) was led by the 18 points of Cody Sanders while John Evatt had 14 and Cody Alldredge chipped in 10.

Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Appalachian
Boys

Appalachian 44, Westminster 39

The Eagles led 24-22 at the half but had to rally in the fourth quarter for the victory after Wesminster took a 33-32 lead to the final period.

Jeffrey Stamford led Westminster (2-9) with a gamehigh 17 points.

Jonathan Metzler led a balanced Appalachian (3-5) attack with 12 points. at Oneonta

Boys
Oneonta 90, Ashville 46

The Redskins emphatically seized the lead of 4A Area 10 with a blasting of the second-place Ashville Bulldogs.

The Redskins, ranked No. 10 in Class 4A this week, led 39-25 at the half and then ran away from the Bulldogs in the second half by using pressure defense to create turnovers.

Ashville (2-8, 1-1) got 13 points from Damion Jones.

Oneonta (8-1) got 21 points and eight rebounds from Trevor Sanders. Zac Childress had 16 points, Nolen Smith had 15 points, six rebounds, and six blocked shots, and Keenan Warren had 12 points.

Thursday, Dec. 17 at Locust Fork
Girls

Locust Fork 70, Appalachian 32

The 4A Lady Hornets led 11-3 and 25-7 at the first two quarter breaks en route to the easy victory.

Appalachian (1-7) was led by Abbie Phillips with 13 points.

Locust Fork (8-3) put three players in double figures, led by Alyson Burke’s 22 points. Anna Coleman had 14 points and Mollie Denney added 12. Brandee Busenlehner dished out seven assists while Coleman had six rebounds and five steals.

Boys
Locust Fork 72, Appalachian 42

The Hornets led 18-2 after one quarter and 39-13 at the half and were never really challenged.

Appalachian (3-6) got a game-high 17 points from Jonathan Metzler.

Locust Fork (6-3) got 15 points from Roman Owensby and 11 from Taylor Hughes. Kyle Smith had a doubledouble with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Friday, Dec. 18 at Huffman
Girls

Parkway Christian 41, Appalachian 30

The visiting Lady Eagles trailed just 11-10 after one quarter but were outscored 11-6, 10-8, and 9-6 over the final three quarters of the 1A Area 9 contest.

Appalachian (1-8, 1-3) was led by Savannah Woodard with 10 points. Lydia Berkey pulled down 14 rebounds.

Parkway Christian (4-10, 2-2) got 15 points from Alexis Deal and 10 from Lindsey Bryant.

Boys
Parkway Christian 83, Appalachian 47

The Wildcats led just 21-14 after the first quarter but the Eagle offense couldn’t keep up with a Parkway Christian team that began the year ranked No. 1 in Class 1A.

Appalachian (3-7, 2-2 in 1A Area 9) got eight points each from Cameron Downs, Jeremy Hill, Zach Blythe, and Jonathan Metzler.

Parkway (8-5, 3-1) was led by Tae Banks’s 32 points and Jeremy Brown’s 12.

at Susan Moore

Girls

Locust Fork 54, Susan Moore 52 OT

The visiting Lady Hornets trailed 30-25 at the half but rallied to force overtime and then outscored the Lady Bulldogs 6-4 in the extra frame to pick up the win.

Susan Moore (11-5) got 19 points and seven rebounds from Hannah Holmes and 17 points and five rebounds from Kaylie Bullard.

Locust Fork (7-3) was led by Alyson Burke’s 20 points and five assists. Brandee Busenlehner added 12 points. Anna Coleman pulled down 10 rebounds.

Boys

Locust Fork 49, Susan Moore 21

The visiting Hornets cranked up the pressure on the defensive end and limited the Bulldogs to just five points in each of the last three quarters.

Susan Moore (6-7) was led by Cody Alldredge with seven points.

Locust Fork (7-3) got 12 points from Taylor Hughes, 11 from Roman Owensby, and 10 from Josh Lawler. at Hayden Girls Hayden 73, Cleveland 39

The visiting Lady Panthers trailed just 22-13 after one quarter but the Lady Wildcats kept the pressure on and built leads of 40-18 at the half and 57-25 after three quarters.

Cleveland (6-6) got 20 points from Sissy Green and nine from Jessica Holder.

Hayden (14-1) was led by Krista Stricklin’s 26 points, five assists, and six steals. Mallory Ray added 19 points while Tiffany Myrick had a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Boys
Cleveland 71, Hayden 32

The Panthers put the Wildcats away early by jumping to a 28-3 lead after one quarter.

Hayden got 10 points and seven rebounds from Troy Fines and seven points and seven rebounds from Cory Bartlett.

Cleveland (9-3) was led by Austin Hazelrig (19 points), Geoffrey Gammon (14), and Chas Cornelius (10). at Oneonta Boys Oneonta 63, Cullman 47

The 5A Bearcats brought a solid 7-3 record against good competition into O.R. Ratliff Gymnasium last Friday night to challenge the newly-ranked Redskins. Consider the challenge answered as Oneonta broke out to an early 16-5 lead and cruised to the win.

Cullman (7-4) got a game-high 14 points from Connor Adams.

Oneonta (9-1, ranked No. 10 in Class 4A) got 12 points each from Trevor Sanders and Zac Childress and 10 from Nolen Smith. Sanders added 13 rebounds and six assists.

Monday, Dec. 21 at Cleveland
Girls

Cleveland 47, Appalachian 25

The Lady Panthers came out firing and built a 20-2 lead after one quarter and never let the Lady Eagles get back into the game.

Appalachian (1-8) got nine points from Savannah Woodard and eight from Jessica Alexander. Lydia Berkey pulled down eight rebounds.

Cleveland (7-6) was led by Sissy Green with 15 points on a night that put her over the 1500-point mark in her career.

Boys
Cleveland 86, Appalachian 42

The home-standing Panthers were hot from the start, building leads of 23-7 and 49-17 at the first two quarter breaks.

Appalachian (3-7) got 16 points from Jonathan Metzler, nine from Collin Cox, and eight from Cameron Downs.

Cleveland (10-3) put four players in double figures – Chas Cornelius had a game-high 19, followed by Matt Hays with 15, Tyler Horton with 14, and Caleb Woodall with 13.

This week’s schedule:

Wednesday, Dec. 23 Oneonta at Jacksonville – Van Deerman Classic (VB) Susan Moore at Fort Payne Tournament (VG) Susan Moore at Fyffe Tournament (VB)

Saturday, Dec. 26 Hayden Christmas Tournament (VG) Oneonta vs Arab 4 p.m. Cleveland vs Holly Pond 5:30 p.m. Corner vs Good Hope 7 p.m.. Hayden vs Fairview 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 28 Oneonta Holiday Classic (VB) Hayden Christmas Tournament (VG) Tuesday, Dec. 29 Oneonta Holiday Classic (VB) Hayden Christmas Tournament (VG)